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Some Real Blunders to Help Undermine Your Marketing Efforts
Posted on 29 Jun 2011 by Tom Kane

Now let's think. If I wanted to do some really stupid things to hurt my chances of getting more legal business, and/or damage my reputation, as a lawyer what would they be. Here is my take on an article in Trey Ryder's recent newsletter... Read More

How Should Law Firms “Gear Up” to Manage Projects Better? – A 50,000-foot View (Part 1 of 2)
Posted on 30 Jun 2010 by Jim Hassett

This two-part series was written by LegalBizDev Principal Steve Barrett , former CMO at Drinker Biddle. It is based on an article that will appear in Of Counsel: The Legal Practice and Management Report. Approaching the second anniversary of the September... Read More

Eli Wald on Assignability of Unpaid Legal Fees Lawsuits, Burnison v. Johnston, 277 Neb. 622 (Neb. 2009).
Posted on 12 Feb 2010 by Eli Wald

In Burnison v. Johnston , the Supreme Court of Nebraska held that a law firm may assign its right to collect unpaid legal services. This Commentary, written by Professor Eli Wald, a legal ethics expert, summarizes the pertinent legal issues decided by... Read More

Eli Wald on the Use of Credit Cards to Pay for Legal Services, Virginia State Bar Standing Comm. on Legal Ethics, Op. 1848, 2009 Va. Legal Ethics Ops. LEXIS 1 (April 14, 2009)
Posted on 15 Feb 2010 by Eli Wald

Clients use of credit cards to pay for legal services has become commonplace. This opinion explores whether lawyers may pass along transactional fees charged by credit card companies to clients who are using credit cards to pay legal fees. This Emerging... Read More

Hearing to Determine Who Pays Stanford Legal Fees
Posted on 27 Apr 2010 by Legal Business Community Team

HOUSTON, TX (AP) - Jailed Texas financier R. Allen Stanford and three executives all facing charges of bilking investors out of $7 billion as part of a massive Ponzi scheme will have to wait another five months before learning if they will have to foot... Read More

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Florida Investment Panel OKs Cap on Legal Fees
Posted on 26 Jan 2010 by Legal Business Community Team

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The panel that invests state money including pension funds has approved a $50 million per case cap on legal fees paid to outside lawyers. The three-member State Board of Administration unanimously adopted the limit proposed by... Read More

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